All Tvvins have followed up their debut album IIVV with a special collaborative single with James Vincent McMorrow on duet with Conor Adams. The song ‘Alone Together’ holds intact those stadium-rock dynamics that Adams and Lar Kaye do so well but the song definitely falls in a more electronic pop vein than before. The two… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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A Nialler9 featured regular Sorcha Richardson, the Irish but New York-based musician and songwriter has always been one to spend time with, whatever the style that she’s working with. ‘4AM’ begins with the line “I dropped my headphones in the harbour, so I hummed your song the whole way home.” and adds some electronic texture… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Guts is a Jazz / soul / funk / rap producer out of France who I caught at Eurosonic at a great live show in 2016 ‘Want It Back’ was the jam that stood out then. With a full-band in full effect featuring Wolfgang Volburn of The Ephemerals, Mary May, Beat Assaillant, Florian Pellissier, Greg… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Check out this new 12 track compilation from a new Irish label dealing in ambient and electronic music. The compilation features tracks from six Irish artists including Oli, Moses, Baron Samedi, Fes and Oíche Déanach Guy Ólta. Tóg do chroí briste, a dhéanamh ealaín! Take your broken heart, make art! The comp is on Bandcamp… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011. What has changed in that time is an increase of punters (around 35,000 each night) but also an expanded festival site at Parc del Forum. That meant more room for dance music and more room for the larger stages. And… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Limerick musician Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV played his debut live set at Homebeat and Nialler9’s inaugural Future Proof gig series earlier this year. He’s now playing the Wonderlust stage on Saturday June 24th at Body&Soul Festival this month. I’ve been featuring his music for a while. In advance of that set, the 22… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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The actor (Orphan Black, Redwater, The Conjuring 2, Sing Street), writer, filmmaker (she’s just completed her own film A Different Kind of Day) and musician Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to the latter with a new song ‘Pride’ to trail the release of a as-yet untitled album due later this year. The song has an expansive… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Paper Trail Records have put together a compilation of unreleased music from artists like Mac Demarco, Priests, LVL UP, Squarehead, Robocobra Quartet, Slow Skies and more in aid of the Abortion Support Network in Ireland and to highlight the need for choice in Ireland around abortion. Every sale goes directly to The Abortion Support Network… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2017

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#CorkLovesMusic, in association with First Music Contact (FMC) and Cork Midsummer Festival, presents #AllAboutLive, the third in a series of talk and performance events, taking place throughout the year. On the afternoon of the 22nd, Bunker Vinyl & Studio presents one-on-one music clinics with Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact (Hard Working Class Heroes,… Read more »

Posted on May 30th, 2017

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Rusangano Family will follow up their Choice Music Prize winning second album Let The Dead Bury The Dead with their first new song ‘I Know You Know’. The Limerick and Clare trio release the new track on June 16th but are serving the song to the public ahead of their Forbidden Fruit appearance (stage times… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2017

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Ernest Greene’s Washed Out project began by taking samples of minor ’80s hits from VIP Connection, Change and Gary Low on his 2009 debut EP Life Of Leisure and making balmy synth-pop. It birthed the chillwave sound. It was also never matched. His music grew increasingly layered and less urgent. Today, Greene returned with his… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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George Feely is a 24 year-old Dublin DJ who can be found as a resident at Opium Rooms and Hangar, and South William. He’s recently supported Gui Boratto, Boddika, Leftfield, Orbital, Route 94, and Simian Mobile Disco. He’s been sharing edits of tunes from the likes of Sylvester and Thelma Huston along with originals on… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Absolut today added Johnny Moy, Billy Scurry, Stevie G, Deadbots, Eddie Kay, Colm Motherway, Vinyl Below and Ruth Kavanagh to their lineup of DJs for the Body&Soul Festival. That adds to the lineup which includes Lumo Club, Shit Robot, Kelly-Anne Byrne and more. Body & Soul 2017 will take place from Friday, June 23rd to… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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James Vincent McMorrow launched his new album True Care last night with a live streamed gig from D-Light Studios in Dublin. You can now listen to the album in full now on Spotify and all streaming and download services. On first listen, the album feels like a looser more exploratory version of We Move, a… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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